Thursday, December 31, 2009

out with 2009...

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I always forget that I just started my blog in April, feels like much longer. I just checked my site tracker (which I totally forgot I had installed) and found that I have already surpassed half a million visits! A big thanks to everyone who made this possible. I may be a terribly bad blogger but you guys have stuck with me all this time despite my shortcomings. I promise that from here things will only get better since I can genuinely say that I'm really into blogging. It took a while but I found my niche and will continue to explore it and hope that you guys stick around for another year!

2009 started out horribly but became much better almost instantly two months in. BF and I finally started dating (after what, a year and a half of mutual crushes?) and I developed a solid group of friends. I gained ten pounds but found someone who will take me out on food adventures, so I guess it's a good thing? I'm sitting here trying to figure out what else there is to note about 2009 but most of the things I can think of are weird and Pika-related. I try to keep it to a minimum on the blog but I really am a strange person and I'm glad I don't really have to hide it IRL since BF is equally weird and odd. Oh yeah, did I ever mention that BF = his initials? I guess it works both ways.

Things to look forward to in 2010: more consistent blog posts, graduation, and, erm... joining the workforce. I'm excited about that last one only because I'll finally be done with school but it still scares the shit out of me to think that I'll be there in just a couple months. Well, in any case, 2010 sounds like it will be an interesting year and we'll see where I'll be by the end of it :)

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93 comments:

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I absolutely love your blog! Happy new year!

AllysaKay said...

I started reading your blog about two months ago and it is my favorit blog. I am glad your life is so solid right now, I hope that one day my own life will take on that form. Happy New Year and thanks for blogging!

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Happy New Year!
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coy colleen said...

have a great new year! you're graduating too? yay seniors! real world! woooo!

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good luck joining the worforce. welcome unemployment!

ru.kurarin said...

well to a certain extent, all bloggers are strange to the rest of the world! happy new year!

katrina said...

you must feel ecstatic about your upcoming graduation.

i'm happy i found your blog and i look forward to visiting often.

a very merry new year to you!

Emilie said...

Happy New Year! I am glad to hear you 'have found your niche'. Your blog, ever since I first found it, has been one of my favorites and I check it daily. I love the combination (plus sick pictures) of awesome food and clothes. Additionally, your musings are always eloquently put and interesting to read. Anyways, wanted to let you know (though half-a-million hits kind of sums it up) that your blog is definitely a good one!

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I wish you a wonderful 2010! I really enjoy reading your blog and the beautiful pictures you always post. Keep doing what you're doing!
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Happy New Year Annabel, i started reading your blog this summer i guess, and well i just wanted to mention that i'm one of those who come there quite often and who really like it (your blog). Keep on bloggin (and if you don't, please have a good excuse)

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Happy New Year! BF are my initials too!

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Never forget that everything ends well and if you feel bad than it's not the end yet! keep chin higher))

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yayy! im graduating this year too.. eeep!
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Emily said...

happy 2010! it sounds like you have a very exciting year ahead of you! i'm graduating high school and going to college... i guess that's pretty exciting, too!! haha

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I joined the workforce last year and had the same feelings as you do! pretty afraid and not knowing what to expect but it's been working out fine. I hope you do find a job which you love!Happy new year! Oh, and what about replying to your readers' comments consistently in 2010 too? ;) Would be great to hear from you.

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Hi Annabel :) I hope you had a really good new year. I was just wondering what are you studying at the moment? And have you found work yet?

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I like that BF is also his initials, it could also stand for the super hero, Blue Falcon...

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Happy New Year! Lots of luck in 2010!

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2009... at some moment it seemed to be horrible and awful (not getting a job is the main reason) but some of them were great (my relationship). But I am glad it is over. I think that a lot in life is ahead of us, and I look forward to every new day/year because some things that are thrilling, awesome and exciting are yet to come, and were not in order to happen earlier. We only have to stay positive and think pink. After the rain the sun comes. always :)

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